Tedd Benson on the Open-Built StrategyPosted by admin on Sep 26, 2011 in bensonwood, college of the atlantic, digital fabrication, innovation, open-built, prefab, prefabrication, tedd benson, timber frame, timberframe | 0 comments
Tedd discusses his open-built system at length and how this system is derivative of Andrea Palladio’s work in the 16th century.
Because he views the world from a builder/fabricator perspective, he defines building information modeling as pre-building a structures digitally (as opposed to a more common view of BIM as being a particular cad authoring application) and then fabricating them using CNC. I share his opinion (and frustration) that all other industries have been using an integrated design-optimize-fabricate-assemble process yet it remains largely unknown in the building sector.
He is working with researchers at MIT on the Open Prototype Initiative but does state at minute 4:25 of the video “I stopped doing research in this country in the late 1980s. Really in fact, to be honest with you, there is not much good going on in America in building technology.”
Quite a statement from one of the leading innovators in residential construction.